Lady Audley’s Secret

“Surely a pretty woman never looks prettier than when making tea. The most feminine and most domestic of all occupations imparts a magic harmony to her every movement, a witchery to her every glance. The floating mists from the boiling liquid in which she infuses the soothing herbs; whose secrets are known to her alone,Continue reading “Lady Audley’s Secret”

Steeped in Shenanigans – 4.17.2020

Am I overdue for a conversation, catch up post? Yes, of course. There are some drafts of blog posts I started and didn’t finish so I’m going to take a little bit from some of them to share some of the shenanigans I’ve been steeped in for the first few months of 2020! I’m bringingContinue reading “Steeped in Shenanigans – 4.17.2020”

The Yellow House – Review

“Remembering is a chair that it is hard to sit still in.” Last year, I had the opportunity to attend The Decatur Book Festival with the final session of the day, being one where Sarah Broom was discussing her book, The Yellow House. I had seen the book on bookstagram with intentions to borrow fromContinue reading “The Yellow House – Review”

Books By the Cup Café – Lakewood Book Tour

Welcome to Books By the Cup Café (BBTCC). Thank you Amistad Books (publisher) for the free review book. Thank you Amoda Tea for today’s featured tea. Book: Lakewood by Megan Giddings (MG) available today, March 24, 2020, in the US Featured Tea: Mint Green Chai, sencha green tea beautifully balanced with cardamom, ginger, and clove.Continue reading “Books By the Cup Café – Lakewood Book Tour”

JORD Suberhide Wallet at Books by the Cup Café

A few years ago, I had the pleasure to work with JORD (pronounced YODE) to try one of their wood watches, the Frankie in Ebony and Gold (on left wrist). I liked the watch so much, I ordered the CASSIA watch shortly thereafter.  I have what some might call a healthy (heavy) appreciation for beautifulContinue reading “JORD Suberhide Wallet at Books by the Cup Café”